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Baked Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

Easy and healthy baked sweet & sour cauliflower is a delicious twist on classic sweet & sour chicken or pork and it's baked instead of fried. You won't miss meat in this lightened up classic!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword cauliflower, healthy, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 3-4 cups steamed rice, for serving
  • thinly sliced green onions for garnish

Sauce

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoon cold water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a baking sheet. Combine cauliflower and oil in a large ziplock bag. Seal and shake to coat cauliflower in the oil. Open the bag, add corn starch, seal bag and toss to coat again.
  • Transfer coated cauliflower to greased pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower starts to brown on the bottoms. Switch oven to broil and cook on high for 3-4 minutes just until tops start to brown. (watch carefully so the cauliflower doesn't burn!)
  • While cauliflower is cooking, prepare the sauce: Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, and ketchup to a medium sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil. In a small bowl whisk together the 1 tablespoon corn starch and cold water until dissolved. Add to sauce pan and stir until thickened, then reduce to low heat.
  • In a large heat-safe bowl combine roasted cauliflower and sauce. Serve with steamed rice and top with sliced green onions.